Steven Nygaard

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 5, 2022

Steven B. Nygaard, age 73, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 5, 2022, at his home.

Steve was born on July 1, 1948, in Evanston, IL the son of Dorrance and Margaret (Bickham) Nygaard. He attended high school in Glenview, IL. Steve joined the United States Navy in 1965 as a Seabee. He then served 2 terms in Vietnam during the Vietnam War before he was honorably discharged in 1969.

Steve was united in marriage to Pamela Martin on April 18, 1987, in Plymouth, MN.

The couple returned to Gladstone in 1993 to be closer to family and to raise their daughter, Marissa.

Steve worked in the automotive industry for many years. He also worked in maintenance at the former MFC Bank in Escanaba.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW, VVA and DAV. He was also a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Escanaba where he was a former Deacon.
Steve was his daughter Marissa’s biggest fan; he was very involved with any extracurriculars that she was a part of, from Girl Scouts to cheerleading – Steve was always there celebrating and shouting her name in pride. He had a love for all things in life: his pets, getting together with friends, and listening to good music while relaxing. One thing about Steve is that he was a man of endless knowledge and trivia and was always the life of the party.
In addition to his loving wife Pam, Steve is survived by his daughter Marissa Nygaard, his honorary daughter Raeanna Tardiff, brother Harold (Nancy) Nygaard; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, honorary daughters, and honorary grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Dorrance and Margaret, Steve is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Klepek, and mother and father-in-law Clarence “Pepper” and Jeanette Martin.

Family will receive friends on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 3:00 until 6:00 pm at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Honors will be presented at 6:00 pm, followed by funeral services officiated by Sue Ray at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Luncheon to follow at American Legion in Gladstone.

The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Nygaard family.

10 Tributes for “Steven Nygaard

    Hi Pam and Marissa sorry to hear about Steve sounds like he was a very talented man I did not know Steve very well but I know you women loved him dearly and I can see why I will send you hugs and prayers and you were so blessed to have him pass at home I had that with Ken and I never had any guilty feelings so I think you did the right thing love your cousin Pat and Bob

    To Steve’s Family,
    I am so sad to hear the news of Steve’s passing. It was really strange but the day he died a photo that I sent him from when we were in High School popped up on Facebook . He was a great guy. This has been a tough time for many , I hope you will be comforted after all the initial shock, by the memories you shared. My sincere condolences, Connie Byrne Meek.

    Steve–I have known you for 73 years. Would be 74 on July 1st. Remembering you at my house, in my backyard since you lived right behind me. Remembering you running through the neighborhood with your dogs Taffy & Corky. You were always a part of my family and my parents and sister and Aunt Gerry thought that too. You were 5 days younger than me and so I thought of you as my younger brother. For all the fun times and all the turbulent times I will miss you. Birthdays will never be the same. Always in my heart! Your big sis, Pam S. Roberts

    We love and will miss you Uncle Steve!!!
    We will never forget your ability to tell awesome stories . Thanks for being such a cool guy……Rock On!

    Steve, Dawn, Katie and Jacob.

    I will miss your fun loving, free style way of looking at life! No doubt heaven is already getting more laughs because of you!
    Prayers and sympathies to Aunt Pam and Marissa. Love, Blinky

    I will miss you fun loving, free style way of living! No doubt there are many more laughs in heaven with you being there!

    Steve and I became friends in eighth grade-Glenview Junior High School! We shared many adventures, mostly legal, and I’m hard pressed to think of anyone more sharing and willing to go the extra mile for a friend, or anyone in need for that matter. We also shared a love and enthusiasm for automobiles. He was the second best driver I’ve ever known (after me). I know he will get to drive his dream L88 Vette in heaven, or maybe a 69 Yenko Z28.
    R.I.P, Steve. It was an honor to count you among my closest friends.
    John Hamilton

    So sorry to see the news, I was away from news just after. Prayers and hugs for you and Marissa. Love you both.

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